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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
809 E Oak Street; Suite 201
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Moquete practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moquete is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moquete accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, stomach problems, esophageal ulcer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Vijayvargiya attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
814 N Main Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Pineda's specialty is adolescent medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Pineda studied medicine at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pineda completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pineda is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Cluster Headache, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, Foreign Body Removal, Tension ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
201 Hilda Street; Suite 33
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended Federal University of Bahia and then went on to complete his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Crisostomo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah is a cardiologist in Kissimmee, FL. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahmatullah accepts. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frame is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Frame attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mehr Rahmatullah works as a general internist. She obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at Orlando Health. Dr. Rahmatullah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and First Health. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rahmatullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1300 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Adnan Akhtar is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Akhtar studied medicine at Rawalpindi Medical College. His residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Akhtar accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1504 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Westlake Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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